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Crowns and Bridges

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Enjoy a Full Smile Again

When you lose or damage teeth, it’s not only the appearance of your smile that’s impacted. In addition to harming your confidence, missing or broken teeth can affect your ability to bite and chew. Even worse, there are further severe risks to your oral health.

Gaps in your smile create nesting grounds for bacteria. These hard-to-clean areas become hotspots for decay and gum disease. Also, the neighbouring teeth could move in a process called ‘dental drift’.

At SmileHQ, we can repair and complete your smile using beautiful bespoke crowns and bridges.

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Dental crowns are
porcelain, metal, or resin
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Understanding Crowns

Dental crowns are porcelain or resin caps that fit over damaged teeth. We can use them to cap your existing teeth if they’re damaged or use them to complete a dental implant in the case of missing teeth. We can also use crowns as part of a dental bridge.

Metal crowns are very durable. These are suited when capping the hardworking molars at the back of your mouth. Resin offers a lifelike appearance, while porcelain crowns are strong and realistic.

Our skilled lab technicians create bespoke crowns tailored to match your smile. We base the look of your crown on digital scans to help us perfect the shape, size, colour, and texture.

Crowns are helpful if:

  • Your teeth are damaged by decay or trauma
  • Your tooth is compromised following root canal treatment
  • Your entire tooth needs replacing using a dental implant
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Placing Your Crown

The exact placement process will depend on the type of procedure and condition of your tooth. When used with a dental implant, you’ll have several treatment steps before the crown placement. These may include extracting a damaged tooth, placing the implant, and a period of recovery.

When we use crowns to restore a damaged tooth, we’ll treat any infection first. Once the lab has created your bespoke crown, we’ll bond it to your natural tooth.

The Benefits of Crowns

Natural and Bespoke

Our porcelain crowns are tailored to your smile. Made from natural-looking material that’s colour-matched to the rest of your teeth, nobody will ever know it’s a repair.

Perfect Preservation

Once a tooth becomes cracked or decayed, the chance of infection increases. When we’ve placed a crown onto a damaged or weakened tooth, it protects it from harmful bacteria and wear.

Love Mealtimes

Damaged teeth leave you feeling conscious at mealtimes. Once we’ve placed your replacement crown, you can bite and chew confidently again.

Enjoy Smiling Again

A new crown will give you something to smile about. Repairing damaged teeth with dental crowns helps restore lost confidence, leaving you with a smile you’ll love.

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A dental bridge
replaces missing teeth

How Dental Bridges Work

A dental bridge replaces missing teeth. We can use them to ‘bridge the gap’ when you’ve lost one or more teeth. A bridge consists of one or more dental crowns placed onto the healthy adjacent teeth and pontics—natural-looking replacements that fill the gap. The crowns support the pontics from one or both sides.

There are several types of bridges

  • Fixed bridges use crowns on either side of the gap.
  • Cantilever bridges are supported by a crown on one side.
  • Maryland bridges take support from the back using composite resin.
  • Implant-retained bridges use titanium implants for enhanced stability.

The Benefits of Bridges

Complete Your Smile

If you’ve lost one or more teeth together, the gap can make you dislike your smile. Completing your smile using a lifelike bridge helps you feel good about your smile again.

Eat Confidently

Gaps in your teeth make chewing difficult. Replacing your teeth using a bridge will mean you won’t have to consider the gap when you should enjoy your favourite meal.

Improve Your Oral Health

Filling gaps where you’ve lost teeth makes dental hygiene easier, helping you fight tooth decay, gum disease, and infection.

Building Bridges

After an initial assessment, we’ll custom-make your bridge using the precise details gathered using digital scans. Your bespoke bridge will seamlessly match the shade of your existing teeth.

Before we can place your bridge, we’ll need to prepare any supporting teeth. We do this by removing a small amount of enamel. Once your tooth is prepared, we’ll carefully place and bond your bridge into position.

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Aidan Wall
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With the sorry state of my teeth, being embarrassed and somewhat scared, the staff at Smile HQ have gone above and beyond themselves in making me always feel at ease. Talking me through all the different stages that they are doing. I really couldn’t ask for better people. I would HIGHLY recommend it to anybody. You will not go wrong choosing Smile HQ.

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Tayla Claringbull
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Couldn’t recommend Pola and his team enough. Pola is thorough and explains everything and makes you feel in safe hands. The girls are also amazing, massive thanks to Hannah for everything she helped me set my app up and the aftercare is amazing. Claire is so lovely and personable every visit and Sophie is brilliant during my sessions with Pola.

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Kelli Hoad
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Absolutely fantastic treatment from start to finish. My daughter was extremely anxious about having root canal treatment, but says she could barely feel anything. Rose (Endodontist) has a very professional and calming manner. The whole experience was the best experience my daughter has had at a dental practice. Belle (Nurse) was also so kind and caring, helping to completely put my daughter at ease. I can’t recommend Smile HQ and its staff enough. Also ladies on reception go above and beyond to Welcome you and put you at ease. Special mention to Hannah, for helping us get the quickest correct type of appointment, thoroughly answering all our questions. Seamless experience 😊

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Caitlin O’Riordan
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What an amazing experience I had from start to finish. The facilities were first of all immaculate and the staff were so professional and friendly. I am over the moon with my final result (8 composite veneers) and I couldn’t be happier with the work completed by Dr Pola Reza. A big thank you to the dental assistant Claire, and the Front of House staff Hannah & Holly for making my experience so amazing. Couldn’t recommend them more!

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Carissa Headley
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The atmosphere was so peaceful. The staff are friendly and welcoming. They listened to my needs and considered my comfort every step of the way. I would definitely recommend. I felt so confident walking out after just one clean. Already have my next appointments booked in. Now going to the dentist isn’t so scary.

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Marilyn Nunn
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This is a wonderful practice. I was seen at short notice because I was in pain and could not get an appointment with my regular dentist and it was well worth the one hour journey to get there. Dr Sasha, Nurse Stephie and Holly and Claire on reception could not have been more welcoming and kind. I had x Ray and antibiotics and everything was unhurried and explained in detail. Thank you all so much.

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The Pharmacist Beauty
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By far one of the best dental experiences I’ve ever had! I’ve been looking for a good dentist for a long time and always leave disappointed. The moment I walked into Smile HQ, I felt like I stepped into a Harley Street clinic – so clean and kind service. Dr Sasha took his time to explain and make sure I was very comfortable. The best dentist I’ve ever met who was actually so knowledgeable. Charlotte was brilliant and always had a smile on her face! 100% recommend this place!

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Chloe Jackson
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Receptionist Kiera is an absolute delight to talk to. So refreshing from your ordinary rude front of house receptionists, lovely attitude and very helpful.

Crowns and Bridges at SmileHQ

If you’ve lost or severely damaged teeth, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a full and healthy-looking smile again. Bespoke crowns and bridges restore your smile and confidence. Get in touch today to book a consultation.

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